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Two tapestry fragments

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 17 x 11.5 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 in.) Height x width (b): 12 x 11 cm (4 3/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of linen; ground of pinkish red wool; the design shows flattened roundels each enclosing two human figures standing side by side and framed on the top by an arch-like motif. Triangular motifs bracket the areas outside the circles; design is of dark and light blue, yellow and pink wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection